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Great news from Putumayo Kids: they’ve expanded their children’s music line to include Africa, Europe and Latin America coloring books and sticker collections as part of their new World Culture books. And you’re going to love them!

I’ve always liked what Putumayo already does in terms of music, so I was pretty curious to see their new products in the publishing arena. I was not disappointed at all.

We got the Latin America sticker collection which is a hardcover “book” that comes with a ton of stickers related to the geographic area being explored. The fact that the stickers are reusable makes them great for storytelling. Vanessa took to this idea very quickly and, as you can see in the photo below, she started placing different stickers on the book as she made up a story about a man who played the cuatro and a boy who fished by the river.

Putumayo Kids World Cultures

The book also included a colorful map showing all the countries in the area. I’ve always loved geography and I guess I’ve passed my curiosity about the world down to Vanessa because she’s pretty obsessed with maps, too! She knows that I was born in Peru, papi was born in Puerto Rico and her brother and her were born in Denver.

Because she’s learning how to read and already recognizes all the letter of the alphabet in both English and Spanish, as soon as she saw the map on Putumayo’s sticker collection package, she looked at Venezuela and asked me what country it was since it started with the same letter as her name.

We also got the Africa oversized coloring book which includes an introduction, a map and a glossary to help children identify the animals and musical instruments found on that continent.  Here’s Vanessa’s attempt at drawing her own African scene:

Putumayo Kids World Cultures

A great way to get kids interested in geography!

THE GIVEAWAY!

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to the winner: Monica!

We’re giving away one copy of a Latin American coloring book one copy of the sticker book to one lucky winner.

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